Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Kale with Garlic and Bacon might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 8 servings with 190 calories, 10g of protein, and 13g of fat each. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour. Head to the store and pick up bacon, garlic cloves, water, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet.
Stack a few kale leaves and roll lengthwise into a cigar shape.
Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips with a sharp knife. Repeat with remaining leaves.
Cook bacon in a wide 6- to 8-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, then transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
Pour off and discard all but 3 tablespoons fat from pot, then cook garlic in remaining fat over moderately low heat, stirring, until pale golden, about 30 seconds.
Add kale (pot will be full) and cook, turning with tongs, until wilted and bright green, about 1 minute.
Add water and simmer, partially covered, until just tender, 6 to 10 minutes. Toss with bacon and salt and pepper to taste.
Large kale leaves are easier to cut in the manner described in this recipe. If all you can find are small leaves, just coarsely chop them.